Sunday, May 16, 2010

Artist Dylan Critchfield-Sales at Gallery on 43rd Lawrenceville Pgh PA

Dylan is from Pittsburgh, Pa and is currently working on his MFA out of state. Check the above info for the exhibit.

Opening Friday May 21 7-10pm

Excerpts from Dylan's Exhibit Statement:

Painting to me is about engaging with my surroundings through the act of observation. ‘Painting is a matter of impulse. It is a matter of getting out to nature and having some joy in registering it’ (Hawthorne). It is essentially a way of translating visual sensation through use of shape, color and value. In perceptual painting there is no need for predetermined concepts or formulaic systems. It is always an attempt to convey the truth of one’s visual experience.

Working from simplistic subject matter allows me to focus on color and tonal relationships as well as the particular way that forms fit together within the picture plane. I think that painting at its best is about the experience of painting itself and the nature of the artist’s perception. In certain instances I have also worked from fictional sources such as Alfred Hitchcock films in order to introduce a subtle psychological aspect and to achieve somewhat antiquated aesthetic.

The work in this show spans the past two to three years. The earliest work is from my final year of undergraduate at The Maryland Institute College of Art and the latest work was done within the past few months during my first year of graduate school at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Gallery On 43rd Street

187 43rd Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201-3111
(412) 683-6488
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